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  • The View From Away: Re-imagining USM will take more than reversing cuts

    The news that officials will reverse some proposed cuts to the University of Southern Maine budget is a mixed blessing. It is a blessing in that it would be a mistake to balance the university’s budget disproportionately on the back of arts and humanities programs that, while more ch...

  • The Right View: Sympathy for a Democrat? You've come to the wrong place

    My first "political memory," if you will, is of eavesdropping in the hallway as a child. I was listening to my family just shred Jimmy Carter on election night, and I felt sorry for him. It was 1976. I was 7 years old, and it was the last time I ever had any sympathy for a Democrat.

  • Forecaster Forum: CMP has to work with concerned citizens on the science of smart meters

    Scientists worldwide have butted heads for years over whether non-ionizing radio-frequency radiation causes cancer and other diseases. Each side accuses the other of propagating junk science. One Washington, D.C., court has called the issue an established controversy. So Central Maine Powe... 3

  • Forecaster Forum: In Portland, it's time to choose our mayor and our future

    It’s been 87 years since Portland voters elected their mayor. In 2008, Portland voted overwhelmingly to create a 12-member Charter Commission. Among the ballot questions developed by the commission for November is local Question 1, which would allow voters to directly elect their ma...

  • Forecaster Forum: Should Portland elect its mayor? Devil is in the details

    While the No Elected Mayor campaign appreciates the work of the Portland Charter Commission, we respectfully disagree with its recommendation on the elected mayor. On the surface, the ballot question seems to be a simple question of whether or not voters in Portland want to “... prov...

  • Letter: Falmouth deserves a facilities vote

    When you go to vote on Nov. 2 in Falmouth, there will be no question pertaining to the fate of the Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth Community Programs or the use of the historic Lunt and Plummer Motz buildings and open space. That is because, in August, our Town Council rejected the Community...

  • Letter: Vote for the SPHS renovation

    Why vote for South Portland High School renovations? Available locations? Even with poor soils, ledge present, and the DEP requiring the site and Recreation Center to have storm water treatment, the current site is the most favored location. Reuse of old building? SPHS’s propo...

  • Letter: Stand up for South Portland High School

    I am writing this letter to urge South Portland voters to vote yes on the South Portland High School referendum. One of the main reasons my wife and I moved to South Portland more than a decade ago was the community support of the elementary school system. Our 10-year-old daughter has ha...

  • Letter: Majority whip backs Nelson

    As House majority whip, I have worked with over 250 legislators during my time in Augusta. Among these, a handful stand out for their thoughtful and bipartisan leadership. Among this handful of rare leaders is Rep. Mary Nelson of Falmouth. On the Legislature’s Education and Cultural...

  • Letter: South Portland needs renovated high school

    It’s time to support a renovation of South Portland High School. The current building is in deplorable shape, and has earned us a “warning status” with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. As a community, we should be embarrassed that this problem has been allo...